|Welcome to the ELF Edition of
the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. This
site features two full editions of the Canterbury Tales online: the
original Middle English text, and a Modern English translation in rhyming
couplets. The texts can be viewed enface ('facing page'), as well
as in interpolated formats (mixed line by line).
The text is illustrated with portraits from the Ellesmere Manuscript and the Kelmscott reprinting. It also uses, optionally, the CarrickCaps Font to illuminate capitals. (Right-click on the font link, save the file to your Windows/Fonts folder, and restart your browser.)